NEA to Vote on Pro-Homosexual Agenda

David Virtue DVirtue236 at AOL.COM
Wed May 2 00:23:17 EDT 2001

NEA To Vote on Pro-Homosexual Agenda

By Robert H. Knight

The National Education Association will consider a sweeping resolution
to incorporate the homosexual agenda into public schools at its
upcoming annual conference.

The NEA's annual convention will be held July 4-7 in Los Angeles. The
Representative Assembly is "the largest deliberative body in the world
and is attended by 10,000 delegates selected by NEA members," according
to the NEA's Web site.

Under the title, "Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Education,"
the resolution says, "The National Education Association recognizes
that the complex and diverse needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, and questioning students; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender families and their children require the development of
programs that promote a safe and inclusive environment."

The proposal, which was obtained by, also says the NEA
believes in efforts that provide for:

a.  "Development of curriculum and instructional materials and
programs designed to meet the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender students.

b.  Involvement of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender educators
in developing educational materials used in classroom instruction.

c.  Dissemination of programs that support gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, and questioning students and address the high drop out
rate, suicide rate, and health risk behaviors.

d.  Recognition of the importance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender education employees as role models.

e.  Accurate portrayal of the roles and contributions of gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people throughout history.

f.  Dissemination of programs and information that include the
contributions, heritage, culture, and history of gay, lesbian,
bisexual, and transgender people.

g.  Coordination with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
organizations and concerned agencies that promote the contributions,
heritage, culture, history, health and care of gays, lesbians,
bisexuals, and transgender people."

In 1996, after a spirited CWA campaign, the NEA rescinded a resolution
to create "Lesbian and Gay History Month." Later, the organization
adopted another resolution that called for teaching tolerance of
"sexual orientation."

On its Web site, the NEA promotes a booklet, "Just the Facts about
Sexual Orientation & Youth" which was produced by the Gay, Lesbian, and
Straight Educational Network (GLSEN). "Just the Facts" supports
instruction about homosexuality in elementary schools, distorts
churches' doctrines regarding homosexuality, falsely claims that the
psychological profession is unanimous in disregarding the effectiveness
of "ex-gay" ministries, and ignores the well-documented health risks of
homosexual behavior.

"This goes beyond anything we've seen before," said Peter LaBarbera, a
policy analyst in CWA's Culture and Family Institute. "The NEA seems
determined to promote homosexuality while suppressing honest questions
about the moral, social, spiritual and health implications of
homosexual behavior. Parents need to let teachers know they should
oppose the NEA's ill-advised campaign to steer confused children into
so-called 'gay identities.'"


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